a year has almost past! updates about my TV appearance on FoodNetwork
Friday, May 18, 2012      7 comments

hi everyone! long time, no blog! (thanks MELTEAGUE for checking in on me!) i miss this site very much....i miss reading about all your journeys and i miss chronicling all of mine--and there is a bunch to report... i have maintained 118 fo... Read more
life is great at 40!--7 months since my last post!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      18 comments

wow, i have been gone from spark...it's never left my heart, just i have been busy living a healthy life which causes me to be in my kitchen up to 3 hours a day--no joke.... here's what i have been up to: i am now 40! (i've included pi... Read more
melt-down of all my computer communication platform--no facebook tech support?
Friday, January 28, 2011      10 comments

remember my olive oil spill which catalyzed my house cleaning?....the same kind of disaster happened this kind of week with email accounts and my facebook account.....i won't get into the story of it, because it's quite boring, but the net-net i... Read more
just changed my user name--No Longer IWannaShrink, because?
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      14 comments

just changed my user name--No Longer IWannaShrink, because? IBeShrunk already!!! it worked for me---spark and your support! so i am starting a new chapter here on spark...i am embracing my new name : ) ps i am also trying to... Read more
added next blog entry on tumblr...it will be a while before i have it the way i want
Friday, January 21, 2011      6 comments

so i wrote my 2nd entry in my tumblr blog today...so funny because now i am blogging here about blogging there....but somehow this feels more safe than being out there in the big world of blogging... interesting...there's a lot that goes be... Read more
started writing on my blog again
Thursday, January 20, 2011      8 comments

what are the purpose of blogs? i asked myself this as i attempted to tidy the focus of my blog page on tumblr today.... for me the purpose of my personal blog 5FruitsAndVeggies will be about my cost in time and finances to feed my fam... Read more
being a spark team leader of Menu Planners holds me accountable!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011      8 comments

i am so glad i started a group at spark called Menu Planners.... i believe it really helps me to reduce my overall stress and get in well balanced nutrition (i know, i keep saying this--but it's so true).... but i am also human and tim... Read more
getting back to menu planning
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      13 comments

wow, i feel like i have been away a long time from menu planning, but i am now right back on it-understanding why it's so important: 1st plan my nutrition 2nd reducing stress in my life just because i plan a week out, it does not mean t... Read more
time for an update--i'm a nutritarian!
Sunday, December 19, 2010      18 comments

wow, it's been a long time since i've blogged...it's been a result of the craziness of the holidays and social/family obligations--all good, but no time to blog... but things with me on the health front have been amazingly well and easy....... Read more
first step towards my goal of a peaceful mind : )
Thursday, November 04, 2010      21 comments

so, as i have been going on and going on about me wanting to reduce my stress levels, and considering meditation for some time now---i actually made my first effort last night...and not only did i try by myself, i am getting my 7 & 9 year old in... Read more
getting those carpets cleaned! most everything cleaned : ) DONE!!
Monday, October 25, 2010      10 comments

finally--after 3 months of my cleaning efforts, the house is organized and cleaned!....i am having the carpets cleaned as i type this!.... last week my mother came to help me with my girls so i could go back over the house and do general cl... Read more
i miss my Sparking!
Monday, October 18, 2010      16 comments

ok--i am almost done with the house...i just have one area left to do--the girls' rooms and hallway and then i am officially done!...i have my mom coming up this week to help me bust through the work....and be done with it.... i am starting... Read more
i can see an end to cleaning soon!!
Monday, September 27, 2010      14 comments

well, i must say, that i have accomplished alot since i broke the green glass olive oil bottle that catalyzed my major cleaning, declutter, reorganization project 2 months ago....i only have one more section of the house--the girls' bedroom (the... Read more
i promise to be back on Spark soon
Sunday, September 19, 2010      15 comments

i feel so guilty not catching up with everyone, but i am still focused on deep cleaning the house..when i mean deep cleaning, it meaans every drawer, corner, shelf gets cleaned.... my goal has been to get rid of things we do not use anymore... Read more
where have i been and not posting as frequently? hip bone connected to the leg bone
Monday, September 06, 2010      20 comments

hip bone connected to the leg bone after neglecting my house for about 3 years (not to proportions of the hoarding style i see on TV these days, but not too organized either), i have embarked on a MAJOR clean up...remember the oil spill ... Read more

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